22nd March 2017

The weather was pretty rough in the morning but had calmed considerably by mid-afternoon. The recently scraped Broadfield was relatively bare but a pair of Red-legged Partridges took advantage of the disturbed ground, although only showing distantly. Migrants noted included two Pied Wagtails, four Meadow Pipits and two Chiffchaffs. A Grey Heron flopped through the rain, two Mistle Thrushes were seen around Chipstead Meadow, nine Fieldfares were feeding in Broadfield and three Redwings flew over. A Little Owl was singing in the early evening and Pheasants were rather conspicuous, with seven counted. A 2cy ♀ Sparrowhawk performed at Reads Rest late on.

2cy ♀ Sparrowhawk
♂ and ♀ Linnets
One of the Red-legged Partridges distantly with Fieldfares
Mistle Thrush

David Campbell